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I am a sales person for a clothing company based in Los Angeles, California. I make deliveries to the following cities Riverside CA, Phoenix AZ, Albuquerque NM, El Paso TX, Denver CO. The problem I am facing is I need to get these deliveries delivered within a 48 period. I first begin by calculating the distance from each location to the next.
Los Angeles to Riverside – 58.5 miles approximately 1h 55min
Riverside to Phoenix, AZ – 322.6 miles approximately 4h 47min
Phoenix AZ to Albuquerque, NM – 421.6 miles approximately 6h 31min
Albuquerque NM to El Paso TX– 267.5 miles approximately 3h 48min
El Paso TX to Denver CO– 636.6 miles approximately 9h 43min
To me the best way to complete this delivery would be to start closest to home and move up the map to the nearest state. I research map quest to determine approximately how long it will take me to travel from state to state. I then determine when and where I will need to stop to rest and eat.
I can knock out 3 stops in the first day because of their distance. Considering Los Angeles traffic I have to be on the road very early to avoid traffic, therefore I plan to leave at 5 am Monday morning. I can be in Riverside by 6 am to make the delivery and take 30 minute stop for $5 breakfast and restroom break. I can then be in Phoenix by 11 am to make my 2nd delivery, stop to have my lunch that I brought with me and make it to Albuquerque by 6 pm for my 3rd delivery.
That is my last stop for the evening. I find a hotel for $60 for the night and have a $10 dinner then go to bed. I am back on the road again by 4 am and make it to El Paso by 7 am for my fourth delivery. I allow myself 30 minutes for my quick breakfast and head to Denver to make it by 6 pm.
All in all I have spent $20 for 2 breakfast stops and 1 dinner stop. I have packed myself waters, snacks a 1 lunch to last me for 3 days (just in case). I spent $60 for lodging for 1 night
Total miles of the trip were 1,706.80. Since I have a Honda civic that is great on mileage but also has horse power this helps with getting from destination to destination within my deadline. The Honda civic can go up to 440 mpg therefore I will have to fill up 3 times costing me $27 per fill up for a total of $80.
Food: $20
Mileage: $80
Lodging: $60
Total expenses: $160…...

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